|The 24-7 Spyz were quite an important band back in the late 80s and early 90s alternative metal scene. Together with Bad Brains, Living Colour and Fishbone they pioneered mixing metal with jazz, R&B, soul, hip-hop and funk and we all know how influential this particular hybrid proved to be on the metal world. Still, while all of their peers couldn't really be called de-facto metal bands due to their focus on non-metal elements (Living Coulour was essentially hard-rock, Bad Brains were hardcore punk, Fishbone was more funk than anything else), the 24-7 Spyz were always the heaviest and most aggressive of the bunch, using numerous thrash metal and NYHC elements in their music. The band was on a hiatus for the last decade or so but now finally they decided to reemerge and make some noise by releasing Face The Day, their latest LP. They are unique in the way they incorporate soul music elements into metal structures.
They are still touring and continue to have a rabid fanbase in the United States and all over the world.